2 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Ukraine--Social life and customs.

  1. Rylʹsʹkyĭ Institute Ukrainian cylinder collection, 1908-1930s

    315 items.. 7 linear inches (22 folders).. 37 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track ; 10 in.. 37 sound cassettes (U-Matic audio) : digital.. 64 photographs : black and white, color ; various sizes.. 2 videocassettes (VHS) : color, sound.. 4 diskettes, 3 1/2 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    This collection of approximately 400 folk songs, folk music, and oral traditions includes sound recorded by Ukrainian ethnologists on wax cylinders in the Ukraine between 1908 and the early 1930s. In a joint project, 212 of approximately 300-400 cylinders in the collection of the Instytut mystet︠s︡tvoznavstva, folʹkloru ta etnohrafiï im. M.T. Rylʹsʹkoho (Rylʹsʹkyĭ Institute) were copied and preserved on audio tape from 1992-1995 at the Library of Congress. Content includes bardic traditions (secular and religious songs), seasonal ritual folk songs (winter carols, spring songs), music of life-cycle rituals (weddings, funerals, laments), as well as ballads and instrumental and ensemble compositions. Of significant note are recordings of blind minstrels (kobzari, lirnyky) probably made during the late 1920s and early 1930s before Stalinist purges. The collection includes musical transcriptions of some of the recordings made by folklorists of the period, including Volodymir Kharkiv, as well as accompanying ethnographic photographs of performers and their instruments dating from the turn of the 20th century and from the 1960s. Additional documentation includes photocopies of slips of paper that were in the cylinder containers, many of which identify the contents of the cylinder. Other photographs document Library of Congress staff member Joseph Hickerson's trip to Ukraine and the Rylʹsʹkyĭ Institute in March 1994. Two videocassettes, produced in 1994, promote the institutional collaboration between the Rylʹsʹkyĭ Institute and the Library.

  2. Aaron Ziegelman Foundation collection

    25 linear feet.. 70 sound cassettes : analog.. circa 2200 photographs : black and white, color ; various sizes.. 153 videocassettes (Betacam SP and Betacam SP Mega) : sound, color.. 144 videocassettes (VHS and VHS-C) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.. 8 videocassettes (Hi-8) : sound, color.. 1 film reel (8 mm). 23 artifacts.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of audio and video recordings of oral histories with family members of people who lived in Luboml, Poland (now in Ukraine) between World War I and World War II conducted from 1994-2000, with transcripts of these interviews; original photographs; photographs copied from the personal archives of these family members and from other archives; original passports, immigration papers, letters (including letters of the Eiger and Ziegelman families), product labels, a few artifacts, one original 8 mm film shot in Luboml, circa 1932; and transparencies of maps of Luboml. The collection includes video and audio footage from the production of the documentary film, Luboml: My Heart Remembers (2002), with video footage of various visits to Luboml; the manuscript for the book, Luboml: The Memorial Book of a Vanished Shtetl (1997), and various files regarding the exhibition, Remembering Luboml: Images of a Jewish Community.

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